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    Old Faithful and Observation Point

    Madison Juction, Wyoming

    Old Faithful and Observation Point

    Old Faithful & Observation Point Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "For most folks, Old Faithful is a must-see. If you haven’t seen the most famous geyser in the world’s most active geyser basin, can you really say that you’ve been to Yellowstone? Here’s how to gain an uncommon perspective on the iconic grand dame.

    Any time of day is a wonderful time to see her majesty in action. The boardwalks are accessible year-round, while the loop trail is typically hikable from May through October. Make sure to time your visit with an eruption (the average interval hovers around 90 minutes) by checking the predicted schedule with rangers at the Visitor Center.

    If you’ve got time to burn before the next anticipated eruption, there are several intriguing options. The Visitor Center shows a film that gives a general introduction to the park, starting 30 minutes before an eruption is predicted. Another film about the inner workings ofOld Faithful screens 15 minutes after each flare-up."

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    Bridgewater, NJ
    Pathfinder | 110 pts
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    7/30/2009
    Easy trail with excellent views of Old Faithful and the numerous other geyers in the area
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    Denver, CO
    Adventurer | 311 pts
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    9/14/2008
    A must-do, easy hike/walk...but very crowded. It is worth it - just be prepared to put up with lots of people.
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    Mamaroneck, NY
    Trailblazer | 554 pts
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    8/18/2007
    Great easy walk for the entire family...................................................
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    Trail Information

    Madison Juction
    Nearby City
    Trail Guides
    2.4
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Easy to Moderate
    Skill Level
    1.5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Yellowstone National Park
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